Our Organization

Founded in 2005 by Tufts Medical Center and Primary Care LLC, NEQCA is a partnership of community and academic physicians dedicated to providing comprehensive, innovate, high quality and affordable health care that brings value to their patients and communities. NEQCA’s more than 1,700 affiliated physicians are organized into 13 groups called local care organizations across eastern Massachusetts. NEQCA physicians proudly refer patients to their colleagues at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children when complex care is required.

NEQCA LCOs include:

  • Cape Physicians, LLC 
  • Hallmark Health, PHO
  • Healthcare South, PC
  • Highland Healthcare Associates, IPA 
  • MassBay Medical Associates, LLC 
  • Merrimack Valley, IPA 
  • MetroWest Healthcare Alliance, AHO
  • Milton Primary Care, LLC 
  • PediSouth LCO, LLC 
  • Primary Care Medical Associates
  • Plymouth Bay Medical Associates
  • Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization 
  • Woburn Pediatrics


The majority of NEQCA’s Board of Trustees seats are held by community physicians. The Board also includes a community hospital seat and an independent seat to ensure the inclusion of crucial voices in discussions.

Board Member

Local Care Organization (LCO)/Other

Eleanor Moresco, MD

Hallmark Health PHO

Kelli Kennedy, MD

Healthcare South, PC

Steve Golden, MD

Healthcare South, PC

Lorraine Foley, MD

Highland Healthcare Associates, IPA

Luis Valles, MD

Highland Healthcare Associates, IPA

Tom Costello, MD

Highland Healthcare Associates, IPA

David Schroeder, MD

MassBay Medical Associates, LLC

Elias Nabbout, MD

Merrimack Valley IPA

Eric Silverman, MD

MetroWest Physcians AHO

Dan Driscoll, MD


Milton Primary Care, LLC

Robert D’Agostino, MD

Primary Care Medical Associates

Elizabeth Burba-Dick, MD

Woburn Pediatrics

Craig Best, MD

Tufts MC Physicians Organization, Inc

Karen Freund, MD

Tufts MC Physicians Organization, Inc

Genia Long

Tufts MC Non-MD Trustee

Scott Kirschner

Independent Trustee

William Doherty, MD

Hallmark Health PHO

Joe Frolkis, MD

NEQCA, President and CEO

Jatin Dave, MD

NEQCA, Chief Medical Officer

Mike Wagner, MD

Tufts Medical Center, President and CEO

Deeb Salem, MD

Tufts Medical Center, Appointed MD